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Ashlee De Wit

Ashlee De Wit
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Ashlee De Wit is a freelance writer and a Lansing native. After starting her career covering high school sports in Iowa, she's excited to be back in her hometown, reporting the stories of her local community — such as the opening of Troost, the informal Lansing pickleball club, a TF South Homecoming game, and Common Ground, Lansing's experiment with healthy race relations.

‘You make me want to live in Lansing’ – Celebrating the deeper meaning of weather photos

Usually small talk, weather took on a big meaning at the Lansing Journal’s Weather Gallery event at the Lansing Library Monday night...

Inaugural McJournal Night surpasses expectations – a recap in words, videos, and photos

The sounds of a big, community party filled the Lansing McDonald’s on Thursday, February 29 for the first-ever McJournal Night ...

Lansing McDonald’s to host McJournal Night fundraiser to support local news

The first-ever McJournal Night will be held Feb. 29 from 4-7 p.m. at the Lansing McDonald's on Torrence Avenue. Families and friends are invited to ...

Christmas posters distributed downtown as Lansing Christian looks to ‘shine and grow’

In an effort to spread holiday cheer and reach out to the local community, Lansing Christian School (LCS) students created Christmas posters to distribute...

Love Lansing a Latte? Support the Journal at Kdulche

The Lansing Journal Latte features espresso, steamed milk, and a pump each of chocolate, vanilla, and caramel...

Proposed Freedom Trail would mark Underground Railroad sites of significance from Chicago to Detroit

Residents invited to attend planning meeting for the public on Thursday at 4 p.m. SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (September 25, 2023) – A project is in the works to connect historic sites from Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan in an official Heritage Trail, marking the path of Freedom Seekers as they traveled...

Hey kids, check out the Lansing Library

Youth department has a busy fall calendar LANSING, Ill. (September 16, 2023) – Labor Day has passed, school bells are ringing, and everything is pumpkin flavored — the fall season has begun, and that means the Lansing Library youth department’s fall programming is in full swing.Kids-focused organization The library offers many...

A reading week for the books

Lansing Christian invites community members to join in reading week By Ashlee De Wit LANSING, Ill. (January 7, 2023) – Police officers, firefighters, town officials, business owners, grandparents, pastors, and others all took turns reading to Lansing Christian students as part of the school’s reading week.Just returned from their Christmas break,...

Giving and Thanksgiving at Lansing Christian School

Lansing Christian students donate to Lansing Community Food Pantry, get rewarded with ice cream, pizza, and a principal poultry appearance By Ashlee De Wit LANSING, Ill. (November 23, 2022) – It’s the season for giving, and Lansing Christian School celebrated in a big way with its annual food drive for the...

Different generation, same classroom: Lansing Christian teacher walks in grandmother’s footsteps

By Ashlee De Wit LANSING, Ill. (September 15, 2022) – Beaming, energetic, and nervous pre-kindergarteners started their school year at Lansing Christian School (LCS) on September 7, welcomed into their classroom by teacher Jennifer Bos. After weeks of planning and preparing, Bos, a first-year teacher, was also excited to start...